The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights admitted today that Ukraine's civilian death toll is likely "far higher" than 900
Chinese president signs order to buy more weapons and military equipment
On getting fighter jets to Ukraine Blinken says there's need to make sure it is done "in the right way." So after the back & forth with Poland & the US rejecting their proposition, he leaves open the possibility of getting Mig29 fighter jets to get to Ukraine. Not clear how
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.@SecBlinken: The U.S. has given the "green light" to NATO countries if they choose to provide fighter jets to Ukraine, one day after President Zelensky made a plea to members of Congress to provide them during a Saturday Zoom call"
Sec Blinken says that provocative rhetoric about nuclear weapons is the height of irresponsibility, calling it dangerous. "It adds to the risk of miscalculation & should be avoided," he says. The US is not changing its defensive posture
Kremlin reports on strategic forces exercise launches: Kinzhal missiles launched, Black Sea and Northern Fleets ships and submarines launched Kalibr AShM and Tsirkon missile against onshore and offshore targets, Iskander BM launched from Kapustin Yar, ICBM Yars launched from Plesetsk to Kura, Tu-95MS launched cruise missiles to Kura and Pemboy ranges, Delta-IV Karelia launched SLBM Sineva from Barents Sea to Kura
Putin launched a strategic forces exercise with launches of ballistic missiles - Krmelin's spokesman
Russia to hold strategic troops drill tomorrow. Ballistic and cruise missiles will be launched during exercise
NBC Interview: Asked what scenario could prompt him to send troops to rescue Americans fleeing the country, Biden replied: "There's not. That's a world war when Americans and Russia start shooting at one another
If Putin invades Ukraine it is the "most consequential thing that has happened in the world, in terms of war and peace, since WW2," Biden says. He hopes Putin realizes that he is not in a very good position to dominate the war
President Biden says he doesn't think Putin wants a "full-blown war," but that he thinks Putin will attempt to "test the West," the US and NATO, as significantly as he can. "I think he'll pay a serious and dear price.and I think he'll regret having done it"
Biden's National Security Advisor Sullivan says intelligence community sees that Russia may be preparing for fabricating pretext of an invasion of Ukraine. He adds that the US has not determined yet that Putin has decided on military path forward
US doesn't believe Russia "definitively decided" on Ukraine invasion, Sullivan says
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On Russia aggression to Ukraine, we're ready either way, said @JakeSullivan46 - diplomacy or "respond robustly to any naked aggression that might occur"
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Leaders of the five nuclear-weapon states affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought
Ushakov: Putin responds to Biden, if the West imposes destructive sanctions after Russia invades Ukraine, there will be complete shutdown of relations between Russia and U.S
Kremlin’s aide Ushakov: Biden says several times that there should be no Nuclear war
Ushakov: Biden said to Putin that U.S is not going to deploy offensive weapons systems in Ukraine
If U.S. and NATO will not respond to Russian demand about guarantees of security there will be military response - Russian Deputy FM Ryabkov
The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff: Our mission in Afghanistan is to monitor the threat of terrorism
Chief of Staff: I think the world is entering a phase of potential destabilization
Russian Foreign Ministry on the deterioration of relations with NATO: it is difficult to worsen something that does not exist today
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grushko: NATO is sliding more and more rapidly into the Cold War schemes, this fundamentally affects relations with the Russian Federation. "Moscow is aware that the process of the deployment of NATO countries' weapons at the Russian borders is underway"
As of September 2020, the U.S. stockpile of nuclear warheads consisted of 3,750 warheads
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The Russian Defense Ministry completed tests of the Zircon hypersonic missile. The first launch from the nuclear submarine Severodvinsk was completed successfully
Russia's proposal to freeze nuclear arsenals is no longer relevant, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov.
Russia hopes for the best in negotiations with the United States on strategic stability, but is ready for the worst, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov.
2 year ago
USSWyoming successfully tests Trident II D5LE missiles over the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 17th. These tests underscore our readiness and capability for 21st Century Strategic Deterrence
2 year ago
United States Air Force Boeing WC-135W "Constant Phoenix"/"Nuke Sniffer" up over the Baltic Sea at only ±5,000 ft 61-2667 JAKE21
China is expanding its operations at its Lop Nur nuclear test site. @AllSourceA has found a probable new test tunnel in @planet imagery